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The Best And Worst Investment (and other) Books of 2019

It has been my tradition to informally rate the investment-related books I read in the past year. I have also included some novels and books of general interest. Here is my list of winners and losers.

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Opinions about books are very personal, so these ratings reflect my tastes and opinions, which might be very different from yours.

Booklist 2019 (73)
Distinguished (6) Good (22)
Multipliers-Wiseman Muscular Portfolios-Livingston
Sapiens-Harari The Essential Retirement Guide-Vettese
Don’t Count On It-Bogle The Fool’s Run-Sandford
Escape from the Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap-Koo The Hanged Man’s Song-Sandford
The Wrong Side of Goodbye-Connelly The Fallen-Baldacci
Neon Prey-Sandford Beartown-Backman
The Women in the Window-Finn
No Middle Name-Child
Excellent (13) The Vanishing Year-Moretti
The Charisma Myth-Cabane The Trust-Balson
Factfulness-Rosling The Sceptical Investor-Stepek
The Girl Who Takes An Eye for an Eye-Lagercrantz War of the Wolf-Cornwell


Pitch the Perfect Investment-Sonkin&Johnson

This Body of Death-George

Fools and Mortals-Cornwell

Before We Were Yours-Wingate

Gone Tomorrow-Child

Just One Evil Act-George

The Lost City of the Monkey God-Preston

The Lying Game-Ware

The Girl from Berlin-Balson A Practioner’s Guide to Asset Allocation-Kinlaw, Kritzman&Turkington
The Punishment She Deserves-George
Dark Sacred Night-Connelly Stumbling on Happiness-Gilbert
The Tattooist of Auschwitz-Morris The Empty Throne-Cornwell
Never Go Back-Child The Girl Who Lived Twice-Lagercrantz
A Banquet of Consequences-George The Fox-Forsythe
The Kill List-Forsythe
Fair (13)
Walking the Bones- Silvis
Very Good (15) Three Envelopes-Hezroni
The Flame Bearer-Cornwell Dual Momentum Investing-Antonacci
The Pagan Lord-Cornwell Origin-Brown
Dollars and Sense-Ariely&Kreisler My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me-Teege
The Other Woman-Silvas The 12-Week Year-Moran&Lennington
Holy Ghost-Sandford Baker’s Secret-Kiernan
Walking Shadows-Kellerman The Edge of the Orchard-Chevalier
Popularity-Ibbotson&Idzorek Burning Bright-Chevalier
Silken Prey-Sandford Boat Runner-Murphy
Private Debt-Nesbitt An Economist Walks Into a Brothel-Schrager
Button Man-Gross Stormchild-Cornwell
Past Tense-Child Blue Mind-Fair
Warriors of the Storm-Cornwell
The Advantage-Lencioni
The Crisis of Crowding-Chincarini Poor (4)
Way of the Trader-Murphy
Exit West-Hamid

Article by by Larry Swedroe, Advisor Perspectives

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